1. God is resting from all his works For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "as I swore in my wrath, they shall never enter My Rest," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "and God Rested on the Seventh day from ALL HIS WORKS"; and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST." Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, He again fixes a certain day, "Today," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, "TODAY if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts." For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. So there remains a Sabbath Rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His works. 2. God is not resting but currently working But He answered them, "My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working." For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath. Can you see why the Jews were angry with Jesus' statement? Jesus proclaimed God was not at rest but was working. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God (Romans 8:28). It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Php 2:12). So which is it? Is God at rest or is God working? God is light. You may see a star far away in the sky. However, the light of that star takes time to get here to earth. Because of this, you may actually be looking at light from a star that is presently dead and presently shining no light at all. But because light takes time to get here, the star may be already dead and currently shining no light at all. In other words, by the time we see the light of the star, the star has quit shining. But it still appears to us to be still shining even though it has come to rest from its shining. In the same way, God who is light, is finished from all His works from where he sits with respection to time and space, that is, with respect to creation. From HIS perspective God is at rest. However from OUR perspective he is still working. We do not yet see this reality of God at rest with human eyes. The light of God is still coming to us just as the light of the dead star is still coming to us. From our perspective, God is still working even though God is at rest himself. And this is why Jesus said God is still working even though God is at rest. God works are not happening where he is but they are happening where we are... His light is still coming in even though he is resting. But Halleleujah, we can know the full reality of the Eschatological Coming Age where God is now dwelling right here and right now in our hearts. Through His Holy Spirit we can know something we cannot see and understand from a human perspective and with human eyes. God's Spirit is poured into our hearts and with the eyes of our hearts we can see the reality of heaven where God exists, at the end of our own time and space and the beginning of the new heavens and earth, eternity, where God dwells in inapproachable light. For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come... (Heb 6). He has rested from his works. But his work is still happening from where we sit. We are still seeing his light coming to us, the Word of Creation, the Light of the Cosmos, Jesus the Christ. Praise his glorious name. "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. "